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I received this mount in the mail yesterday, and it sure looks like the center part wasn't attached straight compared to pictures I've seen of other ones. Do you guys think it will cause any harm if I install it, or should I get another one?
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have you compared it to the old one? i've fitted a GS engine and trans mount, and i remember the angles being odd because of the position of the chassis rail
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I'll see if I can find time tonight to take the old one off.
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just had a quick google and they all look slightly cocked. the 2 tangs that mount to the chassis don't sit flat, so the hole and lug should still sit vertically.
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I just finished taking the old one off, and the new one is definitely crooked. I bought it from RM European, so I imagine they'll just let me swap it out. They had me send a picture to them this morning. My old Corteco mount, that I paid a small fortune for years ago, is shot. The lower part has gone completely flabby and you can't see the bolt through the hole at all.
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Here is a pic of an old OEM mount. So, yes, something is not right...

I too have a Corteco installed and was told in the description it is OEM.
Hope she doesnt blow!) Everything seems to be getting more difficult now a days

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I think I remember my original mount having the same logo stamped on it as the Corteco, so I'm pretty sure that Corteco was the OEM.
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OKay, thanks..Sounds promising

What brand mount did you buy/ receive today from RMEuro?
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The new one is a Pro Parts Sweden mount, made in Korea. That seemed to be the only brand I could find. How long ago did you get your Corteco?
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The new one is a Pro Parts Sweden mount, made in Korea. That seemed to be the only brand I could find. How long ago did you get your Corteco?
Wow! I dont think i would use a Proparts engine mount, but keep us posted.You already found your 1st issue with it- Good luck though)

My Corteco is almost 2 years old however i dont drive my car much, so it does not have many miles on it...The Cortecos are expensive as you noted
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Normally I'd stay far away from any Pro Parts rubber products, especially after a pair of their stanchion arm bushings failed after a year, but they seem to be about the only brand available now. I looked up the part number that eEuroparts lists for the real Saab part and saw that the list price has dropped to around $70. My local dealer had one in stock, so I went down to take a look at it. It's a real Saab box, with a great big blue and white "Orio" sticker on it (they own the Saab parts company now), but inside was a Professional Parts Sweden bag containing the mount. Its center metal piece was cocked in the opposite direction as the one I got from RM European, which I think will work better. I'll find out tomorrow!
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I was just about to order that mount, good that I steered away from it, btw just to triple check that is the passenger side mount right?
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Yep, it's the passenger's side. Strangely enough, the Pro Parts mount from RM European was made in Korea, and the one from the dealer was made in Taiwan, so Pro Parts must have a couple of different suppliers.
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Thanks Jeremy!
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I got one off of rockauto. don't remember the brand but it was good quality and fit fine.
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Rockauto doesn't seem to carry that mount anymore, at least not in the US. They have one for an automatic, but not a manual. They do show a picture of the Lemforder version, but it's in Europe and for some reason they have it labeled as the left mount, and for an automatic, even though the picture clearly shows the right mount for a manual.
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Normally I'd stay far away from any Pro Parts rubber products, especially after a pair of their stanchion arm bushings failed after a year, but they seem to be about the only brand available now. I looked up the part number that eEuroparts lists for the real Saab part and saw that the list price has dropped to around $70. My local dealer had one in stock, so I went down to take a look at it. It's a real Saab box, with a great big blue and white "Orio" sticker on it (they own the Saab parts company now), but inside was a Professional Parts Sweden bag containing the mount. Its center metal piece was cocked in the opposite direction as the one I got from RM European, which I think will work better. I'll find out tomorrow!
wow!
If this is the case and Proparts are making "some " of our OEM pieces, then our Saabs will be going down even faster
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I installed the Saab/Pro Parts mount over the weekend, and the car makes fewer odd noises, and it's easier to shift. It would make sense that having the engine tilted down on one end causes the shift rod to get slightly out of alignment. I'd like to think that I'd get 5 years out of this mount, but we'll see!
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Glad that worked out for you..
So the piece seemed to fit properly and quality "looks" okay?..
Im not buying one, but am curious..
Do you think you will have your car in 5 years?.)
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It fit great, and as far as I could tell from looking at it, seemed like the quality was decent. The construction looked as good as the German one, but it's the quality of the rubber that will determine how long it lasts. Unless it gets wrecked, I will definitely have my car in 5 years.
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